Jordan - Wadi Dana

Adventure Tour with Trekking through the Reserves

Program: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Theme: Adventure

About the Program

This program is designed for people who love to discover Jordan in a different way, hiking and trekking.
This tour will take you through Dana mountain ranges, Neolithic sites, and mythical landscapes of Petra and Wadi Rum "the Valley of the Moon". You will discover Jordan's largest and most majestic desert landscape with its red sandstone hills and needles and ridges, at your own pace being closer to the Jordanian Bedouins and their legendary hospitality.

Tips to travel smoothly

  • Hiking boots
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, and emergency kit
  • Warm clothing, because it gets cold during the night
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Power banks
  • Plenty of drinking water to avoid getting dehydrated in the heat
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Program Overview

1
Queen Alia Airport (Welcome to Jordan) - Amman
2
Amman – City Tour – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea
3
Dead Sea – Al Mujib Reserve (Siq Trail) – Kerak – Dana Village
4
Dana/ Feynan
5
Feynan/ Petra (visit with a local guide)
6
Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep Ride with hiking)
7
Wadi Rum (hiking for 3 hours) – Amman
8
Amman – Queen Alia Airport

A trip according to your desires:

This travel proposal is 100% customizable according to your wishes. You can change your trip (duration, accommodation, activities, and services) during your discussions with the local agency.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01: Queen Alia Airport - Amman

Upon arrival at Queen Alia international airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will be waiting for you with a sign under your names to complete all airport procedures, then guide you to your driver/ guide to pick you up from the Airport to your hotel in Amman.
You will be transferred from Queen Alia Airport to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access
35 KM 45 Minute
No excursions on this day
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 02: Amman – City Tour – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, visit the capital of Jordan “Amman”, then transfer to the Dead Sea via Madaba and Mount Nebo.
You will be transferred to visit Amman “The Capital of Jordan”
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
5 KM 15 Minutes 2 Hours

 

You will be transferred from Amman to Madaba
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
40 KM 1 Hour 30 Minutes

 

You will be transferred from Madaba to Mount Nebo
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
10 KM 15 Minutes 45 Minutes

You will be transferred from Mount Nebo to the Dead Sea
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
20 KM 30 Minutes Leisure Time
Amman City Tour:
It is the capital and most populated city of Jordan. It is a blend of ancient and modern architecture that was originally built on seven hills over the citadel.
It is located on one of the tallest hills giving it a splendid view of the old city.
Amman is a fascinating city of contrast - a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan valley.
The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal. Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman.
You will start your tour from the city center - the oldest part of Amman which is crowned by the citadel with a charming panoramic view of the whole city. You can also see the ancient ruins of the Hercules’ temple which dates back to (161-120), the Byzantine church, the Omayyad palace and the fascinating archaeological museum - it includes an amazing collection of Jordan's antiquities.
At the foot of the Citadel there's is the Roman theater built in the 2nd century, which is still used for cultural events till now.
Finally, go through Abdoun, the contemporary area that has some of the best modern architecture.
There are many places to visit in Amman like the Downtown (Soq), The Citadel, Roman Theater, Folklore Museums, King Abdullah Mosque, Royal Automobile Museum, Abu Darwish Mosque, and the National Museums.

Madaba:
Madaba is a small town in central Jordan located 33 km south of the capital Amman. It was an important early Christian station on the pilgrim’s route from Jerusalem to Mount Nebo via the Jordan River. This city is a gift among many churches which are decorated with mosaics, hence its name came from "City of the Mosaic".
It is now inhabited by Christians and Muslims alike, an example of religious tolerance between Christians & Muslims in Jordan.
In addition to this, it is also known as the location of the "Madaba Map" at St. George Churches, which were built in the 6th century showing a depiction of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land.

Mount Nebo:
Mount Nebo is located about 47 km from Amman and 10km from Madaba. It is believed to be the place where Moses lived out his remaining days and viewed as the Promised Land.
The first church in Mount Nebo was built at the end of the 4th century AD and mark its historical importance in the area.
From a platform in front of the church, you can see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross that symbolizes the serpent raised by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Mount Nebo offers a fantastic view of the Dead Sea, the West Bank, Jericho, the Jordan River, and on a clear day Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
According to Christian and Islamic beliefs, Moses was buried somewhere in the mountain, although the exact place of burial is not specified.

The Dead Sea:
The Dead Sea has an extensive historical and spiritual legacy. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters below sea level the Earth's lowest elevation on land.
It is the lowest point on earth located 60 km from Amman. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar (Bela).
Hotel Name: The Dead Sea Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 03: Dead Sea – Al Mujib Reserve (Siq Trail) – Kerak – Dana Village

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to the south to visit Wadi Al Mujib and the fortress of Kerak via the King's Road then continue to Dana. The King's Highway is the world’s oldest continuously used commutation route. It used to link ancient Bashan, Gilad, and Ammon in the north with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the south.

The Kings’ Highway is first mentioned in the bible by name in Genesis 20:17, when Moses led the Exodus through southern Jordan, also King’s Highway connected Syria with the Gulf of Aqaba by way of what is now Jordan.
In the late afternoon, arrive at Dana for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You will be transferred from the Dead Sea to Al Mujib Reserve
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
15 KM 25 Minutes 2-3 Hours

 

You will be transferred from Al Mujib Reserve to Kerak
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
40 KM 1 Hour 45 Minutes

 

You will be transferred from Kerak to Dana
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
80 KM 2 Hours ---
Siq Trail/ Wet Trail: available from April 1 – to October 31 (Guided or Self-Guided)
Grade Distance Time
Moderate, depending on the season 2 KM 2-3 Hours

         Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old; know how to swim; have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Please inquire at the Visitor Center before departing.
Description:
The trail starts at the Adventures Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer.

Kerak:
Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennia.
The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip. The castle is some 220m long, 125m wide at the north end, and 40m wide at the southern end where a narrow valley deepened by a ditch separates it from the adjoining and a much higher hill – once Saladin’s favorite artillery position. Throughout the castle, dark and roughly shaped crusader masonry is easy to discern from the finely-crafted blocks of lighter and softer limestone used in later Arab work.
Hotel Name: Dana Hotel (3*) or (4*)/ Dana Camp upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 04: Dana/ Feynan

Breakfast, to the admirer of long hikes, you will enjoy the experience of 14 km (5-7 hours) trekking with a spectacular walk from Dana to Feynan watching the three Eco-systems in Dana.
No transportation on this day
Wadi Dana Trail/ (Year-round) (Guided or Self-Guided)
Grade Distance Time
Intermediate 14 KM 5-7 Hours


Please note: Starting time: 08:00 a.m. (from Dana Guesthouse)

Description:
Start from the Dana Guesthouse at 1200m above sea level and adventure down through the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve to Feynan at 325 m. Cross paths and exchange warm greetings with local Bedouin tending their goats or stop to rest and enjoy sweet tea. Experience the four different bio-geological zones of Dana and keep an eye out for the many rare forms of flora and fauna to be found here such as the Nubian ibex. For those looking for a steeper challenge, this hike can be made in reverse, uphill from Feynan to the Dana Guesthouse. Local drivers can transport your luggage to the lodge or the Guesthouse. There is an additional charge for transfers.
Hotel Name: Feynan Eco-lodge
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 05: Feynan/ Petra (visit with a local guide)

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer from Feynan to visit the red-rose city of Petra.
You will be transferred from Feynan to Petra
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
25 KM 40 Minutes 5-6 Hours
Petra:
The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

Petra the world wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. Their presence turned it into an important junction for the silk, spice, and other trade routes that linked China, India, and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece, and Rome.

you will visit the unique "Rose-Red" city of Petra, built by the Arab Nabatean’s who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples, and treasury from the desert rock’s sandstone in its’ natural hues of rose and gold.
You will begin the trip on horseback for 700m till the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq) that leads marvelously to the magical moment. There you can glimpse the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, and Museums.
Hotel Name: Petra Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 06: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep Ride with hiking)

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, go around Little Petra, it’s close to Petra and you will find it after a 15-minute drive. Then transfer south to the Largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s landscapes – Wadi Rum, you will discover the desert by the old Bedouin 4x4 SUV.
You will be transferred from Petra to Little Petra
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
10 KM 15 Minutes 30 Minute

 

You will be transferred from Little Petra to Wadi Rum
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
140 KM 2 Hours and 30 Minutes 3-4 Hours
Al Beidha better known as Little Petra:
You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq Al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside.
It is believed that Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt, and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest, and engaged in trade. Like in Petra buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages, and tombs along with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings, you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes, and flowers, dating from the 1st century AD.

Wadi Rum:
It's the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, it's also known as the "Valley of the moon". You can explore the desert with a 4x4 SUV, as well as excellent opportunities for unusual treks to discover the desert on foot.

Our team will take you down virtually to unexplored canyons where ancient Thamudic inscriptions and drawings can be seen carved into the rocks, and Nabataean steps can be found leading to higher places. Also to be discovered are Lawrence’s Well, a Nabataean temple, desert oasis, and amazing rock bridges. Everywhere you look, breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of deep tranquillity.
This is a stupendous, timeless place. Virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. The weather and winds carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."
Hotel Name: Wadi Rum Camp/ Luxury or Bivouac - upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 07: Wadi Rum (hiking for 3 hours) – Amman

Breakfast, start a hiking trail in the desert between pink sand dunes, you will explore the massive desert through one of the trails which will be arranged by our staff appropriate to your wishes and included a lunch meal.
Late afternoon, meet your driver/guide at the camp, transfer to Amman
You will be transferred from Wadi Rum to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
350 KM 4 Hours and 30 Minutes ---
Hiking in Wadi Rum:
Start a hiking trail in the desert between pink sand dunes, you will explore the massive desert through one of the trails which will be arranged by our staff appropriate to your wishes and included a lunch meal.
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 08: Amman – Q. Alia Airport

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel and transfer to Queen Alia Airport for final departure.
You will be transferred from Amman to Queen Alia Airport
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
35 KM 45 Minutes ---
No Excursions
No accommodations

End Of Program

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Optional Activities

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